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Individual Item Contents: WPRP 352

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Author

Barber, Mary (1685-1755)

Title

Poems on several occasions / [Mary Barber]

Imprint

London : Printed for C. Rivington, 1734


Call number

WPRP 352

Physical Description

xlviii, 283, [7] p. ; 30 cm

Citation

Not in Jackson, Romantic Poetry by Women; multiple copies in Worldcat.

Notes

Head and tail pieces, initials. Dedication signed: Mary Barber. With a letter from Jonathan Swift to Lord Orrery, prefixed; and laudatory verse to the author, by Constantia Grierson.  Includes index

Epigraph

none

Online copies

CU Digital Library

Contents

TO THE HON. MISS CARTERET, NOW COUNTETSS OF DYFERT 1

1

THE WIDOW GORDON'S PETITION

2

WRITTEN IN THE CONCLUSION OF A LETTER TO MR. TICKELL, ENTREATING HIM TO RECOMMEND THE WIDOW GORDON'S PETITION

6

A TRUE TALE

7

WRITTEN FOR MY SON, AND SPOKEN BY HIM AT HIS FIRST PUTTING ON BREECHES

13

AN UNANSWERABLE APOLOGY FOR THE RICH

17

WRITTEN FOR MY SON AND SPOKEN BY HIM AT SCHOOL TO SOME OF THE FELLOWS OF THE COLLEGE OF DUBLIN, AT THE PUBLICK EXAMINATION FOR VICTORS

20

THE PRODIGY. A LETTER TO A FRIEND IN THE COUNTRY

22

SINCERITY. A POEM. OCCASIONED BY A FRIEND'S RESENTING SOME ADVICE I GAVE

28

TO DR. RICHARD HELSHAM UPON MY RECOVERY FROM A DANGEROUS FIT OF SICKNESS

30

TO MRS. ___

32

TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE THE LADY DOWAGER TORRINGTON, WITH SOME VERSES HER LADYSHIP COMMANDED ME TO SEND HER

33

WRITTEN FOR MY SON, AND SPOKEN BY HIM IN SCHOOL, UPON HIS MASTER'S FIRST BRINGING IN A ROD

36

OCCASUIBED BY SEEING SOME VERSES WRITTEN BY MRS. CONSTANTINA GRIERSON, UPON THE DEATH OF HER SON

38

TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE THE LADY ELIZABETH BROWNLOW, UPON DESIRING ME TO SEND HER SOME OF MY POEMS

41

THE RESOLUTION

42

WRITTEN FOR MY SON I N HIS SICKNESS, TO ONE OF HIS SCHOOL FELLOWS

43

TO THE RIGHT HOUOURABLE THE LADY BARBARA NORTH, OCCASION'D BY SOME OF THE COMPANY'S SAYING THEY WOULD GO TO FAINT-FAIR, AND ACT A PLAY

45

UPON SEEING A RAFFLE FOR ADDISON'S WORKS UNFILLED

46

TO A LADY AT BATH

47

THE OAK AND ITS BRANCHES. A FABLE.

48

AN APOLOGY WRITTEN FOR MY SON TO HIS MASTER, WHO HAD COMMANDED HIM TO WRITE VERSES ON THE DEATH OF THE LATE LORD ____

50

WRITTEN FOR A GENTLEWOMAN IN DISTRESS. TO HER GRACE ADELIDA, DUTCHESS OF SHREWSBURY

51

WRITTEN FOR MY SON, TO SOME OF THE FELLOWS OF THE COLLEGE, WHO TOOK CARE OF THE SCHOOL IN HIS MASTER'S ABSENCE

54

A LETTER WRITTEN FOR MY DAUGHTER, TO A LADY WHO HAD PRESENTED HER WITH A CAP

55

TO HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF CHANDOS

57

THE CONCLUSION OF A LETTER TO THE REV. MR. C___

58

JUPITER AND FORTUNE, A FABLE

63

TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE THE LADY SARAH COWPER

65

A LETTER TO A FRIEND, ON OCCASION OF SOME LIBELS WRITTEN AGAINST HIM

67

AN HYMN TO SLEEP. WRITTEN WHEN THE AUTHOR WAS SICK

70

ON SENDING MY SON, AS A PRESENT, TO DR. SWIFT, DEAN OF ST. PATRICK'S, ON HIS BIRTH-DAY

71

OCCASIONED BY READING THE MEMOIRS OF ANNE OF AUSTRIA ON THE DUTCHESS OF NEWCASTLE'S PICTURE

77

A LETTER FOR MY SON TO ONE OF HIS SCHOOLFELLOWS, SON TO HENRY ROFE,ESQ.

78

TO A GENTLEMAN, WHO HAD ABUS'D WALLER

80

WRITTEN FOR MY SON, IN A BIBLE WHICH WAS PRESENTED TO HIM

82

TO MR. ROFE; SENT IN THE NAME OF THE HONOURABLE MR. BARRY, ONE OF HIS SCHOOLFELLOWS

83

WRITTEN FOR MY SON, TO MR. BARRY; OCCASION'D BY THE FOREGOING VERSES.

85

UPON MY SON'S SPEAKING LATIN IN SCHOOL TO LESS ADVANTAGE THAN ENGLISH: WRITTEN AS FROM A SCHOOL FELLOW. BY MRS. GRIERSON

87

AN APOLOGY WRITTEN FOR MY SON TO THE REVEREND MR. SAMPSON, WHO HAD INVITED SOME FRIENDS TO CELEBRATE LORD CARTERET'S BIRTH-DAY

90

APOLOGY TO DR. CLAYTON, BISHOP OF KILLALA AND HIS LADY, WHO HAD PROMIS'D TO DINE WITH THE AUTHOR

93

WRITTEN FOR MY SON, UPON LADY SANTRY'S COMING TO SCHOOL, SO SEE HER SON, AND GETTING THE SCHOLARS A PLAY-DAY

95

WRITTEN FOR MY SON TO HIS MASTER, ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF THE BOYNE

96

AN APOLOGY FOR MY SON TO HIS MASTER, FOR NOT BRINGING AN EXERCISE ON THE CORONATION DAY

97

WRITTEN FROM DUBLIN, TO A LADY IN THE COUNTRY

99

SENT AS FROM A SCHOOLFELLOW TO MY SON, ANNO 1727

103

APOLLO'S EDICT

105

NEWS FROM ST. JAMES'S

111

TO A LADY WHO WAS LIBELL'D

114

TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE THE LADY ELIZABETH GERMAIN, UPON SEEING HER DO A GENEROUS ACTION

116

EPILOGUE TO A COMEDY ACTED AT BATH

118

THE HUMBLE PETITION OF THE LITTLE JEMMY PEN

120

TO THE HONOURABLE MRS. PERCIVAL

122

WRITTEN AT BATH TO A YOUNG LADY WHO HAD JUST BEFORE

GIVEN ME A SHORT ANSWER

124

STELLA AND FLAVIA

126

A LETTER WRITTEN FOR MY SON TO A YOUNG GENTLEMAN, WHO WAS SENT TO BE EDUCATED AT THE JESUITS COLLEGE IN FLANDERS

128

TO MRS. S___. WRITTEN IN MY SICKNESS

131

TO A LADY, WHO INVITED THE AUTHOR INTO THE COUNTRY

132

TO HIS EXCELLENCE THE LORD CARTERET. OCCASION'D BY SEEING A POEM, INTITLED, THE BIRTH OF MANLY VIRTUE

136

TO THE HONOURABLE MRS. PERCIVAL, ON HER DESISTING FROM THE BERMUDAN PROJECT. BY MRS. GRIERSON

138

TO MRS. NEWANS, ENCOURAGING HER TO DRAW LADY KILLMOREY'S PICTURE

140

TO THE REVEREND DR. L___. OCCASION'D BY HIS SERMON FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE CHARITY-CHILDREN

141

AN EPIGRAM ON THE SAME OCCASION

142

AN EPITAPH ON THE LATE LORD MAC-CASHEL

143

WRITTEN AT DR. MEAD'S HOUSE IN ORMOND-STREET, TO MRS. MEAD

146

WRITTEN UPON THE ROCKS AT TUNBRIDGE, ON SEEING THE NAMES OF SEVERAL PERSONS WRITTEN THERE

147

A LETTER WRITTEN FROM LONDON TO MRS. STRANGEWAYS HORNER,

149

TO MRS. FRANCES-ARABELLA KELLY

151

THE RECANTATION: TO THE SAME LADY

154

TO THE HONOURABLE MRS. PERCIVAL, WITH HUTCHESON'S

TREATISE ON BEAUTY AND ORDER. BY MRS. GRIERSON

155

TO MRS. CAESAR, AT THE SPEAKER'S LODGINGS AT BATH

156

TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE JOHN EARLY OF ORRERY, AT BATH, AFTER THE DEATH OF THE LATE EARL

158

THE EARL'S ANSWER, WRITTEN EXTEMPORE

159

REPLY TO THE FOREGOING VERSES

160

ON LEAVING BATH

161

AN EPIGRAM ON THE BATTLE OF THE BOOKS

164

WRITTEN AT CAMBERWELL, NEAR LONDON, IN THE STUDY OF MR. WAINWRIGHT, NOW BARON OF THE EXCHEQUER IN IRELAND, WHERE THE AUTHOR ACCIDENTALLY DIN'D ALONE

165

TO MRS. PUTLAND OCCASION'D BY SEEING THE HONOURABLE ____ ____ TREAT A PERSON OF MERIT WITH INSOLENCE WHO CAME TO MAKE A REQUEST TO HER

168

TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE THE LADY KILMOREY, WITH A LETTER, WHICH WAS WRITTEN BY THE LADY ROYDON, OF THE KINGDOM OF IRELAND, JUST BEFORE HER DEATH

169

TO DR. MEAD, ON HIS CAPE WINE

170

TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE THE EARLY OF ORRERY, ON HIS PROMISE TO SUP WITH ME

171

TO MR. POPE: INTREATING HIM TO WRITE VERSES TO THE MEMORY OF THOMAS, LATE EARL OF THANET

173

TO MRS. ANNE DONNELLAN, WITH THE FOURTH ESSAY ON MAN

180

WRITTEN FOR MY SON, AND SPOKEN BT HIM, AT A PUBLIC EXAMINATION FOR VICTORS

181

TO MRS. ARMINE CARTWRIGHT, AT BATH

186

TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE THE EARL OF THOMOND, AT BATH; WHO CHARG'D THE AUTHOR WITH MAKING AN IRISH BULL

187

TO MRS. STRANGEWAYS HORNER, WITH A LETTER FROM MY SON; WHEREIN HE DESIRES ME TO ACCEPT HIS FIRST PRIZE OF LEARNING, CONFERR'D ON HIM BY THE UNIVERSITY OF DUBLIN ON IMAGINING A FRIEND HAD TREATED THE AUTHOR WITH INDIFFERENCE

194

TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE CHARLOTTE LADY CONWAY, ON HER RESOLVING TO LEAVE BATH

195

AN INVITATION TO EDWARD WALPOLE, ESQ; UPON HEARING HE WAS LANDED IN DUBLIN

196

TO THE REVEREND MR. MABELL, OF CAMBRIDGE, WHO HAS PUBLISH'D PROPOSALS FOR A TRANSLATION OF LONGINUS. BY WILLIAM WARD, ESQ.

198

TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE THE EARL OF ORRERY, IN DUBLIN: UPON RECEIVING AN ACCOUNT FROM MRS. BARBER, OF HIS LORDSHIP'S GREAT GENEROSITY TO HER. BY WILLIAM WARD, ESQ.

203

TO MRS. WARD. BY WILLIAM WARD, ESQ.

206

WRITTEN AT TUNBRIDGE-WELLS, WHERE THE AUTHOR HAD, THE YEAR BEFORE, BEEN HONOUR'D WITH THE ACQUAINTANCEOF MRS. STRANGEWAYS HORNER, WHO, AFTER, WENT ABROAD ON ACCOUNT OF HER HEALTH

215

TO NOVELLA, ON HER SAYING DERIDINGLY, THAT A LADY OF GREAT MERIT, AND FINE ADDRESS, WAS BRED IN THE OLD WAY

217

THE SPEECH OF CUPID, UPON SEEING HIMSELF PAINTED BY THE HONOURABLE MISS CARTERET (NOW COUNTESS OF DYSERT) ON A FAN

218

TO THE HONOURABLE MRS. SPENCER, ON HER REMOVING FROM WINDSOR TO ROOKLY IN HAMPSHIRE

222

TO A GENTLEMAN, WHO SHEW'D A FINE POEM AS HIS OWN

224

TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE JOHN BARBER, ESQ, LORD MAYOR OF LONDON, ON COMMITTING ONE OF MY SONS TO HIS CARE

225

SPOKEN EXTEMPORE, TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE THE LADY BARBARA NORTH, ON HER PRESENTING THE AUTHOR WITH A WHITE RIBBAND AT TUNBRIDGE-WELLS.

227

TO HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM AND NORMANBY, AT THE CAMP BEFORE PHILIPSBURG

228

BY A PERSON OF QUALITY

230

VERSES OCCASION'D BY THE SICKNESS OF MRS. ANNE DONNELLAN

231

AN EPIGRAM

232

ON SEEING AN OFFICER'S WIDOW DISTRACTED, WHO HAD BEEN DRIVEN TO DESPAIR, BY A LONG AND FRUITLESS SOLLICITATION FOR THE ARREARS OF HER PENSION

233

TO MRS. MARY CAESAR, UPON SEEING HER JUST AFTER THE MARRIAGE OF HER FRIEND, THE LADY MARGARET HARLEY TO SOPHRONIA

238

ADVICE TO THE LADIES AT BATH. WRITTEN BY A LADY

240

TO A GENTLEMAN, WHO TOOK A VERY GRAVE FRIEND OF HIS, TO VISIT ONE OF QUITE A DIFFERENT TURN

241

TO A LADY, WHO VALU'D HERSELF ON SPEAKING HER MIND IN A BLUNT MANNER, WHICH SHE CALL'D BEING SINCERE

242

PROLOGUE TO THEODOSIUS: SPOKEN BY ATHENAIS AT THEATRE IN DUBLIN, WHEN LORD AND LADY CARTERET WERE IN IRELAND WRITTEN BY MRS. GRIERSON

243

A LETTER TO MRS. BARBER, AT TUNBRIGE-WELLS BY CONSTANTINE BARBER

246

TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE THE LADY ELIZABETH BOYLE, DAUGHTER TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE JOHN EARL OF ORRERY, ON HER BIRTH-DAY MAY 7, 1733. BY CONSTANTINE BARBER

250

TO MRS. FRANCES-ARABELLA KELLY, WITH A PRESENT OF FRUIT BY CONSTANTINE BARBER

252

VERSES TY'D ABOUT A FAWN'S NECK, WHICH WAS PRESENTED TO A VERY YOUNG LADY, CALL'D BE HER FRIENDS THE IVORY MAID. BY CONSTANTINE BARBER

253

TO MRS. BARBER. BY CONSTANTINE BARBER

254

AN APOLOGY TO THE EARL OF ORRERY, DR. SWIFT, AND SOME OTHERS OF MY FRIENDS, FOR FALLING INTO TEARS BEFORE THEM, ON MY LEAVING IRELAND

256

THE PEACOCK. A TALE.

257

TO A LADY IN THE SPLEEN, WHOM THE AUTHOR WAS DESIR'D AMUSE

260

ON THE EARL OF OXFORD AND MORTIMER'S GIVING HIS DAUGHTER IN MARRIAGE IN OXFORD-CHAPEL

262

TO HER GRACE THE DUTCHESS OF PORTLAND, WITH THE FOREGOING LINES

263

VERSES WRITTEN BY MRS. ELIZABETH ROWE, ON HER DRAWING THE LORD BOYLE'S PICTURE

265

LORD BOYLE'S ANSWER TO THE FOREGOING VERSES

266

TO ROBERT BARBER ESQ; DEPUTY TO THE TREASURER'S REMEMBRANCER IN THE COURT OF EXCHEQUER, ON HIS ATTENDING, WHILST HIS SON REPEATED GAY'S FABLE OF THE HARE AND MANY FRIENDS

267

VERSES SENT TO A LADY, WHO TOOK DELIGHT IN RIDICULING A PERSON OF VERY WEAK UNDERSTANDING, WHOM SHE RELIEV'D FROM WANT

268

TO LADY H___ ____, WHO ASK'D HAD THE AUTHOR DONE WRITING VERSES

270

ON SEEING THE CAPTIVES, LATELY REDEEM'D FROM BARBARY BY HIS MAJESTY

271

TO A LADY, WHO COMMANDED ME TO SEND HER AN ACCOUNT IN VERSE, HOW I SUCCEEDED IN MY SUBSCRIPTION

275